The New Liberty Half Chap from Tredstep Ireland

July 9, 2013 — Known throughout the equestrian world for its collection of best-selling chaps that have set the industry standard for quality and performance, Tredstep Ireland has once again redefined the market with the introduction of the new Liberty half chap. The Liberty offers riders the option of an excellent, entry-level chap, replete with all the special design features Tredstep fans have come to expect.

The Liberty chaps are fashioned using super soft, full-grain leather lined with supple Amara suede. The new design features a suede panel on the inside of the calf to allow for a close feel and secure leg position. Tredstep’s signature stretch panels at the rear and over the instep of the chaps ensure a completely contoured, custom fit. An elegant Spanish top finishes the look. Riders who choose the Liberty have the option of side or back zip and a wide range of calf sizes and heights to accommodate a variety of shapes. They are available now in black from fine equestrian retailers nationwide with an MSRP of $119.95.

“Our aim was to provide riders with the same elegant design, quality construction and durability they’ve come to expect from our chaps, but in a more affordable, entry-level version,” said Aidan Keogh, Tredstep Ireland Managing Director. “The new Liberty chap achieves that and rounds out our complete chap collection nicely at the same time.”

In 1993, Irish entrepreneur and Three-Day Event rider Aidan Keogh saw the need for a better half chap and set out to create his own. A former design student who studied fine arts, Keogh believed that he could improve the comfort and performance of riding wear, while respecting the traditions of a Centuries-old sport. His product eventually redefined the market and brought half-chaps to the mainstream where they are now standard equipment for every rider. Along the way he created Tredstep Ireland, a company driving innovation, but ever respectful of the traditional roots of equestrian sport.

The company now offers a complete collection of clothing, boots, chaps and accessories including the newly released Symphony Collection of high performance breeches, the Symphony Futura Shirt Collection and the popular Renaissance Collection of boots, all designed to make the riding experience more enjoyable. For more information on our products, please visit us at



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